From Dec 17 2021, anyone entering QPAC aged 16 years or over will need to be fully vaccinated (or medically exempt) and provide proof of their vaccination status. Unvaccinated children under 16 years are still able to attend QPAC. There is currently no end date on this vaccination requirement, however we do not anticipate that the requirement will be removed prior to the end of this season.
Every step a magical story
Be captivated by an enchanting Christmas Eve story, featuring a dance by the Sugar Plum fairy and a Waltz of the Flowers in the Land of the Sweets. Share the festive tradition with family and friends as Queensland Ballet brings the lovable characters of The Nutcracker to life.
The story has all the delightful elements: a buoyant family party, a Christmas tree glittering with ornaments and a surprise magician with presents. As you enter the dream of a young girl be enchanted by a world of dance featuring mice, toys and lollies that create magic for every imagination.
This classical ballet was first performed in Russia in 1892 and has become a cherished Christmas tradition the world over. Queensland Ballet’s production was choreographed by Ben Stevenson OBE in 1976 and premiered for the Brisbane audience in 2013. Now in its ninth season be delighted by this Christmas tradition and get whisked away by The Nutcracker.
★★★★ “World class.” Arts Hub
“...guaranteed box office bonanza...” Dance Australia
Choreographer Ben Stevenson OBE
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor Nigel Gaynor
Costume Designer Desmond Heeley
Associate Costume Designer Noelene Hill
Set Designer Thomas Boyd
Lighting Designer David Walters
Presented in association with Queensland Symphony Orchestra
The Nutcracker is generously supported by Valmai Pidgeon
Connecting safely at QPAC
QPAC is operating at 100% capacity and masks are mandatory in our foyers and theatres.
All patrons are required to register on arrival through the Check In Qld App and provide proof of vaccination status or medical exemption (aged 16 years or older). Find out more
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